Differences Between a License and a Patent



Category : Legal
The connection between a patent and a license is an often confused area of law that can lead to lawsuits. The rights you have to your invention are not absolute but are protected by the constitution. Patent DefinitionThe U.S. government issues patents to people who invent things that are new and useful. The patent gives the inventor "the right to exclude others from making, using, offering for sale or selling" the invention for 20 years, according to the United States Patent and Trade Office.
Patent TermsWhen you get a patent, it doesn't give you the right to make, use or sell your invention. It only lets you stop anyone else from making, using or selling whatever you've patented, acco

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